Pollution levels are increasing each day and to combat the effects, the steps taken by authorities and citizens, are also growing stronger with each challenge!

In a bid to reduce plastic waste, The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has also joined the fight against it, by declaring a ban on single-use plastic items. This rule has been enforced at all the 11 gurdwaras managed by the committee, in the capital and this step has been undertaken to commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th Birthday.

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So now when here in Delhi’s Gurudwara, you’ll not spot disposable plates, glasses, spoons, thermocol cups and plates, even for langar purposes! The authorities are switching to steel plates, in order to reduce plastic waste generation. Instead of plastic bags, jute bags are gonna be used and they’ll also be using dried leaf bowls to serve the prashad.

The DSGMC is also setting up a recycling plant within the premises of the Gurudwara which will handle two tonnes of waste management and it’s gonna churn out organic manure and vermicompost from the waste materials. According to NDTV reports, this fully-automatic plant has been commissioned on an experimental basis.

The committee has reportedly shifted to the usage of clean piped natural gas for preparing the langar for devotees and they've also further banned the use of wood and charcoal.

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This is a historic step taken by Delhi’s Sikh committee and we hope that the other religious groups, start to follow suit soon! This initiative to go-green is a commendable effort because every step counts when battling something as colossal as climate change.

This extensive lockdown has surely brought the spotlight on various locals who have been working relentlessly to curb the miseries of the migrants in the city. Joining the bandwagon of local heroes in Lucknow, is another team who has been serving the society since the 29th of March.

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Shout a hallelujah because The Drowning Street, Lucknow, is now available for online delivery

Tired of home-cooked meals? Fret not! TDS has come to our rescue!

In light of the extensive lockdown, we're all confined in the boundaries of our homes and to satiate the recurrent cravings for various grubs, our kitchen is the only 'restaurant' we've been visiting. But the 4th phase of this lockdown is making our lives a bit easier because the authorities have churned rules which are bringing our favvv eateries back on track! The Drowning Street in Lucknow is one such restobar which ranks high on any foodie's list and to our pleasant surprise, TDS is taking up orders again.

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Driven by Lucknow boy Hemant Thakur, 'MOST' has distributed over 40,000 meals during this lockdown

The team has also helped thousands of migrants to register for special trains and sent them back home.

Since 2014, MOST has been functional in Lucknow and is run by city boy Hemant Thakur. It was founded with a vision to teach children hailing from underprivileged sections of the society. So when the country-wide lockdown was imposed, many of those pupils studying here reported that their parents who were mostly daily wagers, had lost sources of income and have been facing issues of various kinds. To minimise this crisis, Hemant took it upon his shoulders to reach out to people in need and his story has left us all inspired!

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Shopping Complexes can now reopen in Lucknow; here are the guidelines to be followed

Shopping complexes can reopen however, malls will remain shut.

After a gap of 2 months, finally the authorities have come up with considerable relaxations during this 4th phase of the lockdown in hopes of reviving the economical conditions. The administration of Lucknow announced that centrally air-conditioned shopping complexes in the city can be back in business but the air conditioners need to be kept shut.

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